One of my duties at my new parish is to monitor the parish bulletin. One of those sub-tasks is to check the publication of Mass intentions. I noticed that during Christian Unity Week, the pastor has listed a prayer for faith communities in our town, “Blessings on N. Church,” and the intention on February 22nd is Pope Francis.
I wonder how attuned other clergy are to such things as the bishop’s ordination anniversary, or other alignments with people and the liturgical calendar.
Sit in the purple chair and be a decider or influencer today: how much would you look for such things in a mash-up of a parish requests for intentions and the liturgical cycle?